The weekly farmers market held near my office on Thursdays is a fun place to visit during my lunch break. I don't find it to be a cheaper alternative to the grocery stores I go to (although a friend pointed out that the farmers market probably sells organic produce, in which case, if I compare with organic produce in the grocery store, then, the farmers market is cheaper). But I treat myself to something or the other, almost every week.
Often, it is a pastry or a crusty baguette from the French bakery stall. Occasionally, however, it is some vegetables or fruit.
Today, it was persimmons. The regular persimmons, not Fuyu persimmons. They were selling for $2.00/lb. Which is a little pricey. I know the grocery store will have them for $.79/lb., later in the season (Fuyu persimmons are selling for $.49/lb., this week). I love persimmons, so I will be buying more later, when they go on sale. But for now, I bought 3 persimmons for $2.00. They are ripening in the fruit bowl, right now.
Do you go to a farmers market, regularly? Do you like persimmons?